TABLE 1

Demographic Characteristics of Parents/Guardians

VariablePublic PracticePrivate PracticeP Valuea
Total6757
Age of parent/guardian, y.06
 Mean42.745
 Range26–6529–65
Age of daughter.54
 Mean13.9 13.7
 Range11–1711–17
Race n (%)
 White12 (18)40 (70)<.0001
 Black33 (49)6 (12)
 Hispanic18 (27)3 (5)
 Other4 (6)8 (13)
Interviewee is.87
 Mother54 (81)48 (84)
 Father9 (13)7 (12)
 Guardian4 (6)2 (4)
Interviewee gender.85
 Male9 (13)7 (12)
 Female58 (87)50 (88)
Marital status.0002
 Married27 (40)38 (67)
 Single20 (30)4 (7)
 Divorced/widowed/separated14 (21)15 (26)
 Nonmarriage partners6 (9)0
Country of origin.002
 United States36 (54)46 (81)
 Other31 (46)11 (19)
Expressed a religious affiliation.84
 No27 (40)24 (42)
 Yes40 (60)33 (58)
Education.0009
 Less than high school13 (19)4 (7)
 High school graduate20 (30)10 (17.5)
 Some college16 (24)9 (16)
 College graduate16 (24)24 (42)
 Postcollege2 (3)10 (17.5)
Household income, $<.0001
 <20 00028 (42)2 (4)
 21 000–40 00019 (29)6 (11)
 41 000–60 00010 (15)9 (16)
 61 000–100 0006 (9)15 (27)
 >100 0002 (3)24 (43)
Insurance<.0001
 Public50 (75)8 (15)
 Private17 (25)47 (85)
  • a Analyzed according to t test, χ2 test, or Fisher exact test.